The Happy Museum is delighted to announce a new initiative – working with six museums across Wales to develop and test museum practice in support of the goals of the Future Generations Act. Led by Monmouthshire Museums, and supported by the Welsh Government through an accreditation support grant from the Federation of Museums and Art […]

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Measure What Matters, Fazeley Studios Birmingham 13th June 2017, 10-5pm Our annual Happy Museum ‘Measure What Matters’ event is a holistic look at evaluation in museums. From tools to transformation, the day combines practical instruction on Happy Museum tools, whilst applying strategic approach to organisational change. It is targeted at staff who are able to […]

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Happy Museum (HM)  is delighted to welcome the first members of its Affiliate Scheme.  The Scheme is a new peer learning network forming part of the wider HM programme, funded by Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience fund and supported by People United Our fifteen new Affiliates will connect with and contribute to the development of […]

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As a Happy Museum Derby Museums, are committed to creating the conditions for wellbeing in their venues.   To reinforce and encourage the benefits of everyday creativity, Derby Museums are teaming up with 64 Million Artists, a national campaign that is working to unlock the potential of everyone in the UK through creativity. For January the […]

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Much has been written about the Referendum and the cultural sector* – including this by Happy Museum founder Tony Butler .  In it he identified a role for museums in ‘bridging the cultural gap’ and concludes that museums (and other cultural organisations) ‘offer people a reflective opportunity to consider their own place in the world.’ How we might frame that […]

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Happy Museum recently announced the launch of a new peer learning network, the Happy Museum Affiliate Scheme. The scheme will: Work with a positive frame for practical action which puts societal wellbeing at its heart. Form a supportive and collaborative peer network, sharing practice and building learning Encourage exploration of the particular role of museums and culture […]

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The new Happy Museum Affiliate Scheme is now open for applications. Application process Application will be via a simple Expression of Interest – see below Please send your expression of interest by 7th December 2016 to: Hilary Jennings at Happymuseumproject@gmail.com. We will select cultural/ museums to be part of the scheme based on the following […]

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Common Cause Foundation (CCF) is working with Manchester Museum to launch a new conversation across the Greater Manchester region about what matters to people, and their perceptions of others’ values. CCF research finds that conveying an accurate perception of the depth of concern that most people have for values of social justice, equality and environmental […]

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Happy Museum are delighted to receive funding from the Arts Council England‘s Museum Resilience Fund to support our continuing partnership with People United and in particular to launch  a new Affiliate Scheme in autumn 2016. In response to global challenges such as climate change and financial instability there is a vital need to develop resilience in museums and their communities. There […]

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